Virtual Reality Used To Teach

In a fast changing world, people can’t afford to ignore new technology. So, gaming equipment has been matched with an environmental cause to create a learning platform for sugar cane farmers in Australia.

Australian researchers use the online world of Second Life to teach sugar cane farmers about climate change and new technologies they can use to reduce water use and fertilizer run-off.

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Second life is game with the tagline, “The largest-ever 3D virtual world created entirely by its users.” It is a 3D world where everyone you see is a real person, and every place you visit is built by people just like you. At its most basic level, Second Life is an online environment created by Linden Lab, a company based in San Francisco. Second Life is an online world in which residents create virtual representations of themselves, called avatars, and interact with other avatars, places or objects.

The pilot phase of the programme was so successful the plan’s being expanded to include 400 Queensland cane growers, so keep an eye out for this new teaching platform. This is not the first time unconventional teaching methods have been used, and may one day extend to children’s classroom. Gaming and education do not have to be separate entities in today’s innovative world.

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Sources: News 24, Second Life, How Stuff Works

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13 Surprising Celebrity Voice Overs

I’m sure you’ve had this feeling too – you’re watching a cartoon and thinking “I recognize that voice…but from where?” Well here at SMC we would like to help you out with that conundrum:

Tim Curry as Nigel Thornberry from The Wild Thornberrys

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George Clooney as the Doctor from South Park

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Bruce Willis as Spike from Rugrats

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Robert Downey Jr. as Patrick Pewterschmidt from Family Guy

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Stephen Colbert And Steve Carell As The Ambiguously Gay Duo

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Flea (from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers) as Donnie From The Wild Thornberrys

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Vin Diesel as The Iron Giant

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Frank Oz voices both Grover and Yoda

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Rowan Atkinson as Zazu From The Lion King

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Lacey Chabert (from Mean Girls) voiced Eliza in The Wild Thornberrys

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Robin Williams as The Genie from Aladdin

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Busta Rhymes As Reptar from Rugrats

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John DiMaggio as Bender from Futurama

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In Futurama news, it is set to be shown in a crossover with the Simpsons, as is Family Guy this autumn. Teaser clips and photos have been released, one of which depicting an angry but lovable Bender meeting Homer for the first time.

simpsons-futurama-crossover (1)This will be the last hurrah for Futurama which has been cancelled for the second time. If this is any consolation, Bender exists not just in our hearts, but as a real life machine. Shanghai Metal manufactures Pipe Bending Machines. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability.

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Sources: Animated TV, Mashable, Buzzfeed, IB Times

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